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USGS permafrost research determines the risks of permafrost thaw to biologic and hydrologic resources

January 19, 2021

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in collaboration with university, Federal, Tribal, and independent partners, conducts fundamental research on the distribution, vulnerability, and importance of permafrost in arctic and boreal ecosystems. Scientists, land managers, and policy makers use USGS data to help make decisions for development, wildlife habitat, and other needs. Native villages and cities can forecast landscape change and where soils are vulnerable to thaw with more certainty. The scientific community can use USGS data to develop scenarios of future permafrost change.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title USGS permafrost research determines the risks of permafrost thaw to biologic and hydrologic resources
DOI 10.3133/fs20203058
Authors Mark P. Waldrop, Lesleigh Anderson, Mark Dornblaser, Li H. Erikson, Ann E. Gibbs, Nicole M. Herman-Mercer, Stephanie R. James, Miriam C. Jones, Joshua C. Koch, Mary-Cathrine Leewis, Kristen L. Manies, Burke J. Minsley, Neal J. Pastick, Vijay Patil, Frank Urban, Michelle A. Walvoord, Kimberly P. Wickland, Christian Zimmerman
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2020-3058
Index ID fs20203058
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center; Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center; Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center; Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center; Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center; Volcano Science Center; WMA - Earth System Processes Division

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